Friday, 3 April 2015

Retiform stamping

The current challenge at the Craft Barn is to create a retiform. If you've never heard of retiform Dawn's tutorial reveals all.
Initially, I was going to use vintage tones for this, just like Dawn, but changed my mind when I saw the Rubber Dance April challenge palette of pink, grey and blue, a more "happy" colour scheme.


Last week I'd been using butterflies from a neglected Docraft set thinking that I just don't find the images in this set very easy to use, yet love the designs... so I thought I should ink them up just coz', and not worry about who I can send the card to!
I also used some background stamps from Rubber Dance, the Diamond and netting.

I really enjoyed my "stamping for fun session" and indulged in multi-inking my stamps, including mixing my dye inks with pigment inks, something I'm sure we are not supposed to do, but (creative) needs must...

 

14 comments:

  1. I think mixing stuff is essential - and if it works, go for it! Love the colours and all those stamps.

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  2. Fun card. Love the wellies and the look of the notepad. And who doesn't like lazy days? :)

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  3. Very pretty. Love those wellies. Hugz

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  4. Beautiful card! Love how you've used our colour scheme this month. So pretty! This Retiform reminds me of the Grids that were very popular back in the early 2000s, only difference is that those open areas were rectangular and squares, but they, too, had that same shading of the lines. I haven't made one in ages, but I really want to make some again now that I've seen yours. Thank you so much for entering our April challenge and for using two of my stamps as well! ♥

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  5. Stamping for fun is the best Christine and your mixes of stamps worked so well on this make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  6. A wonderful collage of stamps with terrific shapes.

    Hope you enjoy the Easter Weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Elle est super jolie!!! Moi je suis en train de me battre avec des petits carrés haha tu verras plus tard, donc je n'aurais probablement pas le temps de participer... Bon week-end de Pâques, bises

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  8. It is certainly a technique to just have some fun with. love your card with its fresh spring feel.x

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  9. Oh I love this!! Beautiful!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  10. These are great stamps and the colours add to the free and easy feel of the card.

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  11. Beautiful card, you've done a brilliant job with the technique. Hello from me and the craft barn

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  12. What a fab way to use lots of stamps to create a pretty design. You rocked that technique! Thank you for playing along with us over at Rubber Dance this month x

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  13. Such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance! Susanne xx.

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  14. Beautiful card. Love the collage look!

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